Metso Corporation : Metso to supply biomass power plant for Vimmerby Energi & Miljö in Sweden for green energy production

Metso Corporation : Metso to supply biomass power plant for Vimmerby Energi &
                 Miljö in Sweden for green energy production

Metso Corporation's press release on February 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. local

Metso will supply Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB (VEMAB) with a biomass-fired
power plant for combined heat and power production at Tallholmen in the city
of Vimmerby, Sweden. The new plant will secure supply of competitive district
heating for the city and lower its CO2 emissions. The start-up of the plant is
scheduled for the end of 2014. The value of the order is approximately EUR 25

Metso's delivery will include a power plant utilizing bubbling fluidized bed
combustion technology. The plant automation will be based on Metso DNA
technology and Metso will also supply a flue gas condenser. The delivery will
also include installation, training and commissioning. 

The boiler plant will have a thermal output of 26 MWth and an electrical
output of 7 MWe. In addition, the flue gas condenser will produce 4.5 MWth of
heat. The plant will be able to supply the district heating network and local
industries with hot water of different temperatures. It will also be able to
supply steam to a local brewery. The electricity produced will be distributed
to the national grid. The plant is designed for unmanned operation. The plant
will use local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as fuel.

"We chose Metso as the supplier because they are able to deliver a solid
industrial-scale combined heat and power boiler capable of satisfying our need
to supply various types of energy. This is a major investment for us. We hope
the project will continue as successfully as it has begun and that the CHP
plant will be ready to supply heat and electricity during fall 2014," says
Mats-Lennart Karlsson, Project Manager at Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB.

"We highly value the confidence VEMAB has shown us by awarding us this order.
The project has been started successfully and in good cooperation with VEMAB.
This is a very important order for us and we are confident that the plant will
meet all the client's expectations," says Sales Director Mikael Barkar, Power
business line, Metso.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth
quarter 2012 orders received. The automation system is included in
Automation's fourth quarter 2012 orders received.

Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB supplies local customers with renewable electricity
and heat. The operations are primarily located in the municipalities of
Vimmerby and Hultsfred. Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB is owned by the
municipality of Vimmerby and its operations are certified in accordance with
both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our
offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new
production lines, rebuilds and services.,,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results. ,

For further information, please contact:

Olli Elo, Director, Power Plants, Scandinavia and North East Europe, Heat &
Power, Power business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 556 5504

Mikael Barkar, Director, Sales, Scandinavia and North East Europe, Heat &
Power, Power business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 534 4607


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